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Region Sees Slight Price Drop At Pump

Gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52/gallon on June 18, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.89/gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on June 18 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.91/gallon in 2017, $2.74 in 2016, $3.22 in 2015, $3.97 in 2014 and $3.83/gallon in 2013.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices were 61.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 0.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 3.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 60.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $3.61/gallon, down 0.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.61; Oakland - $3.73, down 1.4 cents from $3.74; and San Jose - $3.73/gallon, down 1.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.75.

“Average gas prices in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest in a month, following oil’s continued slump as OPEC appears poised to adjust oil production levels and the U.S. nears its hitting 11 million barrels of oil pumped per day, the highest level ever,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “We see gas prices falling slightly into late June or early July before odds rise of hurricane season leading to some volatility at the pump, which could lead prices higher short term.”

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